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Trans Woman Found Dead In Prison In Midst Of Legal Battle

A family in Florida is demanding answers about why a transgender woman doing time in a men’s prison was found dead in her solitary cell earlier this month. At the time of her death, the woman, Stacy Lorraine Naber, was fighting the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) to legally change her name from the one she was born with: Justin Lee Naber.

Naber was found dead at the Dade Correctional Institution on August 6, in an administrative unit that was supposed to keep her safe. Authorities remain tight-lipped about how Naber died, but relatives report that she committed suicide by hanging. And now they want know how she was able to kill herself.

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